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Human Machine

Human Body, Senses, & the Brain

3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade

NGSS Standards covered: 4-LS1-1 , 4-PS4-2 , 4-LS1-2
This introductory human body unit takes the perspective that we can think about our bodies as being like a machine. We have parts for moving around, sensors, and a built-in computer. Students explore their senses and consider how the information we process helps us understand and react to our environment. Less
  1. Lessons
  2. Activity Prep
  3. Assessments

Mystery 1: Muscles & Skeleton

Exploration (25 min)
Activity: Robot Finger (30 min)
Extras (3.5 hrs)

Mystery 2: Eyes & Vision

Exploration (25 min)
Activity: Eye Model (30 min)
Extras (2.3 hrs)

Mystery 3: How Eyes Work

Exploration (20 min)
Activity: Pupil Card (25 min)
Extras (1.3 hrs)

Mystery 4: Brain & Nerves

Exploration (30 min)
Activity: Think Fast! (20 min)
Extras (2 hrs)